What’s your favourite film? Mine always used to be The Mummy. I must admit I am a bit of a lover of the egyptian history so when I got a chance to visit The British Museum with some friends a few weekends ago I was thrilled! But sshhh don’t tell them that!
I’ve been a bit of an art geek recently, going to the V&A to see the ballgown exhibition before Christmas and The British Museum to see the greek and egypt sections – it took us so long to go round, there’s so much to see I will defo be going back at some point!
Yesterday I went to The Tate Modern which was pretty cool. I love the large abstracts – I think they can be interpreted in so many different ways by different people which is fab about the world we live in now. It was here where I took a pretty cool view over the Thames river at Southbank. It is definitely a place to visit in London if you haven’t already and some great bars and restaurants along the way too!
Where’s you favourite art place to visit in London? Comment below I’d love to hear…
Woohoo we had a white January and it felt like Christmas all over again! We all turned to kids… be honest… who didn’t throw a snowball, build a snowman or go sledging?!
Of course I don’t understand why when the first snow flake comes down in London, everyone panics. It’s crazy! Having said that, I think London looks gorgeous in the snow compared to normal, so I thought I’d share some of my pics…
On the one weekend that we had snow, I’d made plans to go back to Cheshire… typical! I put faith in the UK train system getting me back and what do you know… they worked a dream! Virgin Trains ran perfectly, which I was so pleased about and managed to get to The Joshua Tree strategy day on time, where I volunteer, helping them with their communications platforms.
Once I got back to Cheshire, I saw my beautiful dogs who had fun playing in the snow too by the look of things! They are called Barney and Bertie – totally the reason I go home If you are a dog lover too, they are miniature schnauzers and have such a great nature. They come in two colours – the black and silver one with his nose covered in snow is called Barney and is 13. We got him when he could fit in the palm of our hands… awww. The salt and pepper one (Bertie) is the youngster but a bit bigger and is very mischievous!
What did you do in the snow? Any fun dog pictures to share?
I went home this weekend to see the family and we decided to go out for a meal on Saturday night at Grill On The Edge in would you believe it, Alderley Edge. It’s not somewhere I have been out before, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
We all got dressed up and I decided to get a new dress for the occasion from Oasis. As there was a fantastic sale on I managed to get the dress for just £20 reduced from £50! Bargain!! It is a really great shaped skater dress and fits really well. I got a size 8 which I found was a good size and figure hugging fabulous! The colour is black with gold foil specks throughout. It came with a cute bow shaped skinny belt which really makes the dress.
I also got a gold lace bracelet from Oasis too. I don’thave much gold jewellery and needed something to go with the dress. I love the detailing in this bracelet which looks stunning as a statement piece of jewellery. I got lots of compliments for it!
The atmosphere at the Grill was trendy and sophisticated. There was a good buzz of people and all very busy. We went for a late sitting, so had some drinks at the bar first. When shown to the table, we got given a specials option of Surf and Turf. It was delicious! I have never tasted food quite like it. The steak (cooked medium-rare) was succulent and cooked to perfection!! The lobster was fantastic and chips – how I like them with some chunky potato inside and crisp on the outside.
Oops I forgot to say, we did also have a starter too! As we couldn’t decide what to have we went for a shared mixed platter. With this came duck spring rolls (which are the best!!), fish cakes, calamari and chicken skewers with various sauces. Mmmm…
To finish off the evening, Dad got us all a smokey old fashioned. It is this really cool drinks which came in a smokey bottle and poured onto ice. It did taste of whisky so I just couldn’t drink mine But looks wise I’d give it a 10!
I’d love to hear what’s your favourite restaurant…?? Write a comment below.
When I moved to London, I needed to get some new covers for my bed. I decided to go to John Lewis as they are known for their excellent quality home department. Investing in a good duvet set to me is beneficial as they get washed that many times you need a good quality set, but also they do make a statement in your room so it’s got to look good!
Firstly, I went for a super colourful duvet as my walls are plain white and as I’m in a flatshare there is nothing I can do about the walls so why not brighten things up with a fab duvet! It was not a disappointment! The material is a luxurious texture and excellent quality. I have washed it several times now and the colour has remained exactly the same – there is no sign of fading! The best part for me is that they do not need ironing either which is perfect for anyone who is crazily busy like me and just wants a bed to look nice with none of the faff!
As I was so pleased with my first purchase I bought another one with flowers on it. This one reminds me of summer – even as we get into this autumn weather! I bought my actual duvet from Sainsbury’s when I first moved in – I went for a thick duck feathered one. It is lush and perfect for the colder seasons, maybe a little too warm for summer! But hey – how often do we get nice weather in England?!
I would recommend the John Lewis duvets covers to anyone, they are definitely worth the money. After-all every girl needs the best beauty sleep!
The question is where do you buy your duvet covers from?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Everyone has been talking about these new Heinz beans! … 5 different beans in a can, imagine that! Heinz have managed to keep innovating their product line – this is something I did not expect. I wish I could meet the person who came up with this ‘big idea’!
When I finally found a can in a supermarket near me I was super excited. By this time I had seen adverts on the tube in the Metro and played the quiz on Facebook to try and win a personalised bean – but I didn’t win However, I was still intrigued to see what this new can of beans tasted like. I am and have always been a HUGE heinz beans fan. As I was growing up, it has always been Heinz! Just take one look in my cupboard to find an array of Heinz products!
It was a weird experience, all the beans are different sizes, shapes and colours. There is a mixture of red kidney; haricot; pinto; borlotti and cannellini beans.
One thing it definitely does do is educate you on the different types of beans out there- i never knew some of these existed! The only slightly negative thing I can say about these is that I did expect them to have a different taste to normal beans, yet they tasted exactly the same to me. The whole eating experience is enjoyable and new, I found all my flatmates commented on my dinner that night. I had a jacket potato with beans coleslaw and
cheese. It was delicious!
As long as Heinz keep their brand fresh and innovative and of course tasty, I will maintain a fan of Heinz for a lifetime!
But that is all from me!
Until next time,
I have just started working for Actiderm as a Facebook Consultant. I aim to provide you with honest reviews about any products I try in their range. However, if you would like to find out more, see the catalogue or place an order please visit my Facebook page and message me:
When I signed up, I got a free product which I would like to share with you.
I got the Marine body lotion. The first thing you notice is the bottle is slim line and of good quality. It looks expensive as bottles go. The Marine body lotion smells really nice and goes on easily. Unlike some other moisturisers this one sinks into the skin quickly and leaves your skin silky soft. Interestingly this lotion is made out of marine extract which restores the skins youthful density and elasticity. I was very impressed with the product and think it would be good for a gift, perhaps for Christmas or a birthday. Buying it through a consultant allows this product to be affordable, yet feel like luxury. A true pampering product!
Thanks for reading,
I moved to London in May 2012. I am originally from a place in the countryside surrounded by fields, cows and sheep. So this ‘city life’ is something of a new territory for me!
I hope to be able to find some little treasures of which many of you won’t have visited yet either and let you know how they are. A growing interest and passion of mine is fashion and beauty. This blog will allow me to let my opinions loose on anything I buy or see.
The picture is of Regents Park. The houses there are stunning- definitely one to go and see if you haven’t already!
I hope you enjoy reading this blog and please feel free to comment on anything. I love chatting to people and love to hear other peoples views.
Over and Out,